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2008 Space VidVision Contest Rules
This Fall, enter your short video online to win $2000 cash!
NOTICE: The entry deadline has been extended to
Sunday, November 2, 2008.

Video Requirements

To enter the contest, entrants must post a video on YouTube.com and/or MetaCafe.com that conforms to the following:

1 The video consists of some kind of discussion or presentation that clearly addresses the following question:
"What should the future of American human spaceflight be?"
2 The presentation must be 3 minutes long or shorter.
3 The entry must be a video reply to the Space VidVision Contest announcement video, and/or must include "spacecontest.org" as a tag or the featured website.
4 The video must conform to the standards set forth by YouTube.com and/or MetaCafe.com, including the use of copyrighted materials. If government-provided images and/or video are used, particularly from NASA, their use conforms to the appropriate agency's standards.
5 In order to expedite judging, the presentation must be in English.
6 Each entry must begin with “An entry for SpaceContest.org” in writing, or "This is an entry for SpaceContest.org" if spoken.

Entry Requirements

After the video is successfully posted, entrants must send an email to entry@spacecontest.org. This "entry email" must have at least the following minimum information:

The URL (Web address) that links directly to the posted video,
The name, mailing address and email address of the one person designated to receive the prize (the "designated entrant"), if won.
The name(s) of anyone else to be credited for the video.
The following statement: "I accept all terms and conditions listed on the 2008 Space VidVision Contest Rules Page."
Entries must be posted, and entry emails must be received, no later than Sunday, November 2, 2008 at midnight Pacific Time. We will send a confirmation email upon receipt of each entry.
Team entries are acceptable, but each prize will be provided only to the designated entrant in the entry email. Disposition of the prize is entirely the responsibility of the members of the team.
Entries from people younger than 18 are welcome, but we request that the designated entrant be at least 18 years old. Compliance on this is the responsibility of each entrant.
Multiple entries from the same person(s) are acceptable. However, each video will be judged on its own merit. (No multi-part entries, for example.)
Each entry must remain posted at the link provided in the entry email until at least November 15, 2008, which is the official end of the judging period.

Judging and Prizes

Entries will be judged by selected members of the Space Frontier Foundation, including its Board of Directors. Videos will be judged primarily on persuasiveness of argument.

The SpaceContest.org Judges reserve the right to delay both the acceptance deadline and award date of prizes based on quantity of submissions.

One first prize award of U.S. $2000, one second-prize award of U.S. $1000, and one third-prize award of U.S. $500 will be provided to the "designated entrant" at the address in the entry email.

The payment will be made to the single payee designated in the entry email. Winners are responsible for reporting their winnings to their tax authorities.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at
SpaceVision 2008, the annual conference of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), at Texas A&M University.

Eligibility

This contest is open to anyone except the contest judges and their immediate families.

Please note that entrants must register with
YouTube.com and/or MetaCafe.com to enter. See the Disclaimer below regarding that.

As stated above, entrants of all ages are welcome. However, we ask that the designated person in the entry email be 18 years old or older.

Copyrights / Ownership / Exhibition Release

Entrants will retain all rights to, ownership of, and credit for their videos. However, entrants agree that the Space Frontier Foundation, SpaceContest.Org and SpaceVidCast.com may link to and refer to their videos, and that these organizations may exhibit or distribute compilations of entries on a not-for-profit, non-reimbursed basis. (We may want to present entries – which would already be publicly accessible – at conferences, give compilations to members of Congress and others, etc.)

The Space Frontier Foundation and its partners will not use, sell or disseminate the information that entrants provide other than to administer this contest.

Disclaimers

YouTube.com and MetaCafe.com have no direct involvement in, or responsibility for, this contest. This contest is simply making use of capabilities they have provided on a commercial basis to the public.

Please note that entrants must register for one or both of these websites to participate. This implies neither our endorsement of these sites, nor their endorsement of this contest or us. (We are, however, grateful to them for providing this capability.)

In cases not covered by these rules, the Space Frontier Foundation shall be the sole arbiter, except in cases superseded by the laws of New York State and the United States. We pledge to use our best and fairest judgments in all matters regarding this contest.

We attest that this contest is not endorsed or funded by anyone other than those cited on the contest web pages. In particular, it is not endorsed by NASA, or any other aerospace companies. We further attest that the sole purpose of this contest is to promote discussion of a selected issue of personal importance.

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